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THE HIMACHAL PRADESH AND BILASPUR (NEW STATE) ACT, 1954

Title : THE HIMACHAL PRADESH AND BILASPUR (NEW STATE) ACT, 1954

Year : 1954

ACT NO. 32 OF 1954.
[28th May, 1954.]


An Act to provide for the formation of the new State of Himachal Pradesh by uniting the existing States of Himachal Pradesh and Bilaspur, and for matters connected therewith.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

PART I
PRELIMINARY



(1) This Act may be called the Himachal Pradesh and Bilaspur (New State) Act, 1954.

(2) It shall come into force on such date 1* as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint in this behalf.

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1. 1st July, 1954, Gazette of India, 1954, Extraordinary, Pt. II, Sec. 3, p. 1103.

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In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "Article" means an article of the Constitution;

1* * * * *

(c) "Existing States" mean the States specified as Bilaspur and Himachal Pradesh in Part C of the First Schedule to the Constitution immediately before the commencement of this Act, and "existing State" means either of the existing States;

(d) "Law" includes any enactment, ordinance, regulation, order,rule, scheme, notification, bye-law or other instrument having the force of law in the whole or in any part of either of the existing States;

(e) "Order" means an order published in the Official Gazette;

(f) "Parliamentary constituency" has the same meaning as in the Representation of the People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950)

(g) "Sitting member" in relation to either House of Parliament or in relation to the Legislature of the existing State of Himachal Pradesh, means a person who immediately before the commencement of this Act is a member of that House or that Legislature, as the case may be.

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1. Cl. (b) omitted by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 3) Order, 1956.274.

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